The USS Raby (DE/DEC-698) was a Buckley-class destroyer escort laid down on June 7, 1943, and launched on September 4, the same year. It was commissioned on December 7, 1943, under Lt. Comdr. J. Scott’s command with the hull number DE-698 and served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years until it was decommissioned on December 22, 1953. During its activity, the ship carried a complement of 213 men on board and had its main missions in Manus, Norfolk, Okinawa, Funafuti, Ulithi, Saipan, and Shanghai. After the decommissioning, the ship was struck from the Navy List on June 1, 1968. Several months later, it was sold for scrapping. If you think you were exposed to asbestos while serving aboard the USS Raby, keep in mind asbestos fibers may cause all of these and many more: lung cancer, asbestosis, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, gallbladder cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, liver cancer, prostate cancer, pleurisy lung nodules, asthma emphysema, tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, pleural effusion, pneumonitis, histoplasmosis rounded atelectasis.